Books, books, books (and a bit of history!)

If you’re on the lookout for some new reading material to kick off the new year, have a look at some of the interesting titles that are coming through your local library right now….

Pa : Sydney Arthur Smith, 1899-1979, his life story / David Smith, Elaine Holloway and Lois Atkinson.

Pa - Southern Gazette Article

Article from the Southern Gazette, 21 Jan 2014, page 17.

Seeking wisdom : a centenary history of the University of Western Australia / edited by Jenny Gregory.

Seeking Wisdom

Seeking Wisdom: A centenary history of The University of Western Australia charts the changes the University has undergone in its first century as well as the challenges it has met.

This richly illustrated commemoration of the first one hundred years of UWA is both a record of the University’s past and a promise for its future.

UWA Publishing for more info.

Celebrating word and image 1250-1600 : illuminated manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection / Margaret Manion and Charles Zika.

Celebrating-Word-and-ImageThe Kerry Stokes Collection is one of the most significant and respected private collections of art and historical material in Australia. Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection features a select group of twelve handmade books or ‘manuscripts’. Each makes a distinct contribution to the history of the book itself.

With a generous number of colour illustrations and written by experts in the field, Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600 makes these important historical artefacts available to the public for the very first time.

Fremantle Press for more info.

Rivers of emotion : an emotional history of Derbarl Yerrigan and Djarlgarro Beelier : the Swan and Canning Rivers / [edited by Susan Broomhall and Gina Pickering].

RiversofEmotion

Rivers of Emotion website for more info.

Beyond Matta Gerup: a history of Victoria Park / Susannah Thompson.

BeyondMattaGerupThe Town of Victoria Park’s latest publication ‘Beyond Matta Gerup: a history of Victoria Park’ by Susannah Thompson gives a narrative of the changing social landscape in Victoria Park, the story of its people, and how they have lived and worked in the district.

Victoria Park website for more info.

 

 

 

As always, reserve online through our catalogue or come in and browse the shelves!

WA Heritage Festival – Community Milestones

The WA Heritage Festival, Community Milestones starts next week and is on for a full month from 18 April to 18 May 2013.

Brochures listing all the events that are part of the festival can be found at both the South Perth and Manning Libraries. Stop by and pick one up at one of our libraries, or click on the image below to browse through the digital version:

WAHeritageFestivalProgram

If you’re looking for a local event to attend, the Historical Society of South Perth are hosting an exhibition titled “In a Nutshell” (click for details) which will be featuring some of May and Herbert Gibbs’ original artwork from the City of South Perth’s collection.

  • Where: Heritage House Cultural Centre, 111 Mill Point Road, South Perth
  • When: Sat 20 April – Sun 21 April, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

So join them next weekend in celebrating the area’s cultural heritage.

Shenton’s Mill… aka …Old Mill

 

Shenton’s Mill (commonly known as the Old Mill) and cottage were built in 1835, replacing the 1833 timber-framed mill.  Shenton’s Mill ceased operation in 1859 due to the introduction of larger capacity steam mills to the Colony. After a brief period as a ‘Pleasure Garden’, during which time the sails were removed and verandahs and accommodation were added to the old tower, the Mill fell into decay.  It was rescued from demolition by Sir Lance Brisbane, who funded the preservation of the tower and cottage, transforming them into a folk museum.  The site was classified by the National Trust in 1973 and since 1994 has been managed and maintained by the City of South Perth.

The Old Mill is open to visitors Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 pm – 4pm. Donations are greatfully accepted.

School and group visits are encouraged so give the Old Mill staff a call on 08 9367 5788 to let them know when you plan to visit.

Getting There…
The Mill is accessible via public transport- search the Transperth website for timetables.
Or if travelling by car on the Kwinana Freeway, take the Mill Point Road exit. The location of the Mill can be seen in the map below.